Crystal Garden2 Tbsp salt OR 1/4 cup table salt 2 Tbsp bluing 1/4 cup laundry blue 2 Tbsp water 1/4 cup cold water 1/2 tsp ammonia 1 Tbsp ammonia Mix all ingredients together and pour over charcoal briquets. (Real coal works best!)
Bakers Clay4 cups flour 1 cup salt 1 1/2 cup water Bake at 350 degrees for one hour. (Depends on thickness of item)
Play Doh3 cups flour Boil: 3 Tbsp alum 3 cups water 1 1/2 cups salt 1/4 cups oil After mixing dry ingredients, add to the boiling water and oil. Can add food coloring to the boiling water.
Fruit Flavored Finger Jello4 Tbsp unflavored gelatin 2 cups fruit juice (one flavor or combination) Mix together 1/4 cup fruit juice and gelatin. Measure another 1/4 cup fruit juice, boil it and add to gelatin to dissolve. Add remaining juice and stir. Pour into 8" or 9" square pan. Chill to set. Yield 4 servings of 1/2 cup fruit each.
Bubbles1 gallon water OR 3 cups water 3/4 cup Dawn dish soap 2 cups Joy dish soap 1/2 cup Karo Syrup Mix and have fun!
Finger Paint1 cup cornstarch 4 cups water 1/3 cup sugar Cook until thick - add coloring
Street Chalk1 cup plaster of paris (do not pack) almost 1/2 cup cool water Pour plaster into a disposable container (margarine container or paper cup). Using a disposable stirring stick, stir in most of the water. Add 2-3 tablespoons of liquid tempra, mixing well, especially at the bottom. Add a little more water as mixture thickens. Stir well and pour into containers. Three ounce Dixie cups work great. Peel paper off when chalk is dry.
ButterPlace 1/2 pint whipping cream in a pint jar. Let your child shake the jar until the cream thickens. Children love watching it turn into butter. Pour off excess liquid and rinse with cold water. Sprinkle with salt and blend in the salt with a spoon. Use as a spread on breads and crackers.